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Topic: Won't You Come Home, John Dewey?
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Domenico Rosa

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Re: Won't You Come Home, John Dewey?
Posted: Jul 21, 2004 9:53 AM
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On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 20:58:22 -0700, Richard Hake wrote:

>Consider this: I was taught the multiplication tables in a rote way
>many years ago. The tables were given to us on a piece of
>cardboard, and we memorized each table and recited them in front of
>the teacher. My children, by contrast, studied the concept of
>multiplication by working on a chain of beads. Both they and I
>could write down the answer "49" on a paper-and-pencil test that
>asked "7 x 7= ?" But our actual knowing - both the process and the
>extent - was quite different.

If you have the chance, would you please ask Martin Bickman to explain
in detail how "our actual knowing - both the process and the
extent - was quite different"?

Dom Rosa

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